Media Advisory - Official opening of Canada's newest and largest radio telescope to map the cosmos

KALEDEN, BC, Sept. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, with representatives from the National Research Council of Canada, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and the University of Toronto are launching Canada's newest and largest radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment also known as CHIME.

Minister Duncan, accompanied by CHIME representatives, will install the final piece of this radio telescope which will map cosmic structure over the largest volume of the Universe ever observed. A tour of the installations will follow. Spokespeople will be available on-site for interviews.



Thursday, September 7, 2017


12:30 p.m. PT


Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (also referred to as DRAO)

717 White Lake Road

Kaleden, British Columbia V2A 6J9


SOURCE National Research Council Canada

For further information: Ann Marie Paquet, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, 613-404-2733,; Media Relations Team, National Research Council of Canada, 613-991-1431 or 1-855-282-1637 (24/7),, Twitter: @nrc_cnrc; Heather Amos, University of British Columbia Public Affairs, 604-828-3867,; Chris Chipello, McGill Media Relations Office, 514-398-4201,; Chris Sasaki, Communications Co-ordinator, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 416-978-6613,


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